Search Results: "Alex Ayliffe"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY by Alex Ayliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Though a little on the slight side, these are cozy and familiar experiences for little ones nonetheless. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A baby with mocha-colored skin enjoys a romp in the bath. Read full book review >

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CHOO CHOO CLICKETY-CLACK! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Ayliffe has illustrated each spread with carefully detailed and crisply colored cut paper helping make this a splendidly zippy lap-time experience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Each mode of transportation is great at something in this vibrant read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"With Anna merrily leading the way, young readers will have a grand time exploring the concept of quantities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A shopping excursion with Dad turns into a fun-filled, edifying romp for French's irrepressible Anna (Not Again, Anna!, 1998). Read full book review >

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LUCY'S PICTURE by Nicola Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Lucy's easy acceptance of her grandfather's special needs and her enthusiastic labors will warm the hearts of all; Ayliffe uses bold forms, cut-outs, strong lines and crayon-bright colors to convey the ebullient scenes and the small girl's zeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's grandfather is coming to visit and she wants to make him a picture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A glossary defines key words relating to Christmas used throughout the work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This collection of short stories set in large type will work well for younger children as a read-aloud or for beginning readers who are ready for something longer than a standard-length easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSY BUILDING BOOK by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1998

"Ayliffe concentrates on soaring perspectives and congenial, cluttered settings; the imaginative use of colors and shapes keeps all the girders, building materials, and scenes distinct. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From the opening page, readers are launched into a description of a construction site: ``Before construction can start, the site is boarded off to keep pedestrians out.'' Every double-page spread presents a short text and the steady progress at the site of a future office building, with labels and pointers for about 20 items in the scene (e.g., ``site hoarding sheets,'' ``safety officer,'' and ``dump truck''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIG DIG DIGGING by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Young children, fascinated by the sounds, actions, and sheer enormity of these vehicles will find much to like in these busy scenes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Diggers are good at dig, dig, digging, / scooping up the earth, and lifting and tipping. / They make huge holes with their dig, dig, digging. / They can work all day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT AGAIN, ANNA! by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Clean, clear colors will catch the picture-book crowd, and the simple story will hold them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In comfortable shapes, paintbox colors, and very few words, Anna has an appealing and very recognizable day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIM, NUMBER NINE DUCKLING by Susan Akass
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"It provides gentle support for the reluctant childNumber Nine's anxieties are never ridiculed, and his understanding mother is encouraging, not pushy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Delushka Duck's youngest, Number Nine (Number Nine Duckling, 1993), is back, a surrogate for every child who, fearful of new experiences, decides he doesn't like an activity even before he tries it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Space enthusiasts will be launched out of this world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking verse introduces youngsters to the jobs various space vehicles do and to the astronauts that explore outer space. Read full book review >